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Leslie Hewitt at Parsons

Leslie Hewitt at Parsons
Parsons School for Design, Kellen Auditorium - 66 Fifth Ave., New York NY
3:15 - 5:00pm Wednesday 8 October 2008

This Wednesday the the Parsons School of Design, artist Leslie Hewitt will present a lecture on her work. This year at the Whitney Biennial, Leslie Hewitt collaborated with William Cordova to install I Wish It Were True at the Park Avenue Armory -- a library of bootleg VHS tapes constituting an ambitious library of revolutionary-themed alternative and little distributed films on Black and Latino liberation topics. The attached screening room along with the library found itself something between an art of utility and an aesthetic experience in time. Make It Plain meanwhile, a series of large photo prints by Hewitt also in the Biennial, presents various smartly composed images of picture frames, books, photographs and other byproducts of the sister industries of memory and history.